Openings and Previews
A holiday engagement of the perennially sunny musical. Martin Charnin, who wrote the lyrics, directs for the nineteenth time. Dec. 16-20.
The Color Purple
Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, and Danielle Brooks star in a revival of the 2005 musical, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and directed by John Doyle. In previews. Opens Dec. 10.
Fiddler on the Roof
Danny Burstein plays Tevye, the shtetl patriarch, in Bartlett Sher's revival of the 1964 musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. In previews. Opens Dec. 20.
In Jordan Harrison's play, directed by Anne Kauffman and set in the near future, an elderly woman uses artificial intelligence to review her life story. In previews. Opens Dec. 14.
Mother Courage and Her Children
Classic Stage Company
Tonya Pinkins plays the indefatigable war profiteer in Brian Kulick's production of the Brecht play, featuring music by Duncan Sheik. In previews.
Lynn Redgrave Theatre
Cynthia Nixon directs a solo play by the poet-performer Staceyann Chin, about her decision, as a lesbian and an activist, to become a mother. In previews. Opens Dec. 14.
A Night of Kyogen
The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company presents an evening of kyogen, a comedic genre that originated in medieval Japan. In Japanese, with English titles. Dec. 10-12.
Oh, Hello On (Off) Broadway
The comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney revive their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, two Upper West Siders known for the fictitious prank show "Too Much Tuna." In previews. Opens Dec. 10.
Phalaris’s Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World
The “underground philosopher” Steven Friedman performs this monologue-cum-lecture, in which he proposes a way to convert pain into beauty, drawing on a story by Kierkegaard. In previews. Opens Dec. 17.
These Paper Bullets!
Atlantic Theatre Company
Billie Joe Armstrong and Rolin Jones wrote this musical adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing," reset in Beatles-era London and directed by Jackson Gay. In previews. Opens Dec. 15.
Who Left This Fork Here
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Daniel Fish stages an interdisciplinary work inspired by Chekhov's “Three Sisters,” exploring themes of aging, death, and big data. Dec. 9-12.